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Back row: Krystin Stilling, senior shorts programmer, Nikki Segovia, programming coordinator; Mallory Hewlko, marketing and development coordinator; Emily Weldon, past programming intern
Front row: Gouri Bose, box office manager; Julie Di Cresce, director of industry programming; Leah Premeau, senior sponsorship manager; Angie Nolan, Almost WFF honouree—Industry Toast recipient; Shauna Hardy Mishaw; Jess Pitcher, industry coordinator; Lauren Devine, programming intern; Brittia Thompson, client services and promotion—Women on Top Series

This year's festival is just 10 weeks away

Over 150 guests attended Almost WFF, sponsored by Big Rock Brewery and presented by RE/Max Sea to Sky Real Estate, on September 19 to count down the 10 weeks before the Whistler Film Festival. Filmmakers and actors were on hand for an evening that included canapes, food stations and a host bar. WFF Music Showcase alumna Alexandra Staseson performing as Alexandra and the Fellas provided live musical entertainment. Guests also participated in a Big Rock Brewery tour and tasting experience as well as a silent auction and raffle.

This annual event marks the countdown to the Whistler Film Festival, taking place November 28 to December 2 this year. Proceeds will support WFF’s 2018 programs for Canadian talent, industry initiatives, talent programs and the film festival.

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Julie Di Cresce, new WFF director of industry programming; Shauna Hardy Mishaw, WFF co-founder and executive director; and outgoing WFF director of industry programming Angie Nolan

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Philip Granger, Woodland actor; and Liz Levine, Random Bench co-founder/producer

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Sean Patrick Shaul, F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story writer/producer/director; and Kayvon Saremi, co-producer

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Jenn MacLean Angus and John Cassini from WFF film In God I Trust; and Christie Will Wolf, Mr. 365 director

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Enid-Raye Adams, UBCP/ACTRA executive board director; Sabrina Furminger, film/TV journalist; and Maja Aro, stunt co-ordinator/director

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Rob Madigan, Teligence Capital founder; Julia Sarah Stone, actor; and her mom, Suzanne Chappel, WFF board member and writer

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Lesley Diana, The Promotion People principal; and Victoria Brooks, travel writer

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Mackenzie Gray, 3-time Leo Award winner; and Walter Daroshin, Leo Awards president

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Lindon Banks, actor; Carolyn Combs, Bella Ciao! director; and Taran Kootenhayoo, actor

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Agam Darshi, actor; Enid-Raye Adams, UBCP/ACTRA executive board director; and Jenn MacLean Angus, In God I Trust actor

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Kryssta Mills, producer; Angie Nolan, outgoing WFF director of programming; Justine Warrington, actor; Lisa Ovies, filmmaker; and Siobhan McCarthy, red trike media inc. president and executive producer

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Erin Nussolun, Crazy8s co-executive director; and Paul Armstrong, Crazy8s executive director

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Alexandra Staseson performs

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Alexandra and the Fellas perform

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Julie Di Cresce, new WFF director of industry programming; Shauna Hardy Mishaw, WFF co-founder and executive director; and outgoing WFF director of industry programming Angie Nolan